Kinodot Experimental Film Festival (0)


15 Oct 2018
Call for entries

28 Feb 2019
Festival closed

20 Apr 2019
Notification date

31 May 2019
02 Jun 2019


Konstantinova 12-80,  195427, St. Petersburg, -, Russia

Festival description
Short Films
Feature Films

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
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Festival start: 31 May 2019      Festival end: 02 June 2019

Kinodot Experimental Film Festival

Kinodot was launched in 2012 as online minimalist short film festival at In five years the project has developed into independent international experimental film festival with live screenings in movie theaters and unconventional venues in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Films submitted to Kinodot must match at least one of the four selection criteria:
No Money - films made without a budget;
No Mumbling - films without dialogue or narration;
No Music - films without a music score;
No Montage - films made without editing, i.e. filmed in one shot.

Kinodot was created to support and distribute new experimental films, and to inspire filmmakers to experiment in their own way. We promote freedom of ideas, formalism, simplicity and self-restriction as oppose to the secondary film production and self-censorship of high budget festivals. We believe that a great film can be created with very basic means, without special education or expensive equipment. We also believe that creating and following a strict set of formal rules can have a liberating effect on every artist.

Kinodot Jury Prize and $1000.

Kinodot Competition

Kinodot competition includes only one category: Experimental films

There is no genre, topic or length restrictions.


Kinodot Jury Prize and $1000. The winner of Kinodot competition is decided by professional international jury.

Submission and Other Terms

The festival will take place in St. Petersburg 29.05-02.06 2019. Experimental films of any length, finished not earlier than 15.01.2017 can be submitted.

The deadline for applying to Kinodot competition is February 28. The entry fee is 8€. From the entry fees we pay the award money and cover some basic expenses, same principle as crowdfunding.

By submitting the film to Kinodot Competition the copyright owners agree that, if selected, the film will be screened up to 4 times during the festival and up to 2 more times in the next two years during non-commercial promotional Kinodot screenings.



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